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The pope is a troll!

Yesterday, 06:26 PM

He threw this into the religious news then ran off laughing at the ensuing chaos.

The proper reaction to racism

29 October 2014 - 12:56 PM

Also, why I like Canada

Child abuse inquiry

27 October 2014 - 09:52 AM

Is it just me or is this getting stupid now.  Groups "representing" child abuse victims have said they won't support an inquiry led by Fiona Woolf because she once hosted a party she forgot to tell the Home Secretary about that had Leon Brittan as a guest.


This is the second person who the media have gone out of their way to tarnish claiming that they're too "establishment".  Then they demand that someone with the right level of experience and credibility take over.  Unfortunately, virtually everyone with that experience and credibility is inevitably "establishment".  What do they want?  A random trawl of Basildon high street looking for someone with 12 months to spare and has no ties at all to the "establishment"?

Union threads

26 October 2014 - 12:00 AM

I've spent far too long tidying up threads tonight after a few days away.  John has also done more than his share of it lately.  So, here's the formal warning on it:


If you bring up union on a thread on this specific rugby league sub-forum otherwise known as "The General Rugby League Forum" then you run the risk of a suspension or ban.  If there's a very good reason for it, specifically that it's substantially relevant to rugby league to the point that union is just a tiny part of the story, AND you've never been told off before about your conduct on this forum then we'll probably treat you with courtesy and good grace.  If you've been warned about it, either formally or informally, before then you already know our attitude and you're already on our watch lists so might just find out we're not tolerant at all.


This is a rugby league forum.  Many people do not like union who read here and we want an environment where people can avoid the subject entirely.  We have a far more restricted cross-code forum that people can get to once they prove they're not outright trolls, post union there, nowhere else.


For the avoidance of doubt, calling union people "vichies" or similar is vulgar and insulting to the point that we'll probably go straight to a suspension or if you're on our watch list then probably straight to an outright ban.  I've banned a couple of union trolls over the years for calling us "mungoes" or similar and I utterly refuse to allow this forum to descend to the same level of abuse.


The sole exception is if a journalist affiliated to TotalRL.com posts an article that refers to union then this makes it a bit more of a grey subject.  The general rule is that if you post positively, that can include substantial negative but non-abusive commentary, then you can post on it, if you just get frothy mouthed or abusive then you'll be wasting your time as your post will get deleted.


If you can't accept those rules then either self-moderate yourself from reading or posting on threads that might sniff around union or alternatively find another place to post.

2015 General Election Promises

21 October 2014 - 06:36 PM

Aaand they're off with the unexpected leaking of the Lib Dem manifesto.


In short, the Lib Dems will balance the budget (something the Tories couldn't do despite aggressive austerity), give 30m people a tax cut (that's not that far off the entire working population) AND increase health and education spending.  It's great when you know that you don't have to actually do any of it because you'll be about the same size as the SNP in MP numbers.